Aren’t children wonderful? I don’t understand children who won’t help their parents with technology they don’t understand. As parents, we’ve helped our children, now they’re able to return the assistance. And I’m posting again. Thanks Son #2!
The center applique block for the Wilfred and Cloves quilt is completed and I’m very pleased with how she turned out! I’ve never appliqued a layered flower before. She’ll hang on my display wall until I get around to piecing the rest of the quilt, perhaps next spring sometime?
Approximately 5 years ago, I bought this book, A Baltimore Album by Marsha D. Radtke (The Pastor’s Attic Quilt) with the intentions of making this quilt someday. Most Baltimore Albums are made with poison green and red fabrics with a little yellow thrown in. I like those colors when I see them in other people’s quilts, but I just couldn’t bring myself to use those colors for my quilt. At the October Inspiration Club at the Pumpkinvine Quilt Shop, they had a display of Mayfield fabrics in red, black and beige. I really liked they way they blended and so my Baltimore Album quilt is going to be made with reds, black and beige/cream. The background fabric is the cream with white dots. It feels good to have finally made the decision as to the fabrics I want to use and it feels even better to have started the applique and have a finished block to show you.
I’ve been keeping up with quilting Jane and I’ve completed several rows since the last post.
First is the top triangle border and the corner kite blocks.
Top left corner kite.
Top row triangles 1, 2 and 3.
Top row triangles 4, 5 and 6.
Top row triangles 7, 8 and 9.
Top row triangles 10, 11 and 12.
Top row triangle 13 and the top right corner kite. Just for fun, I added another white with blue fabric to the triangle and I appliqued a circle instead of the oval that Jane had.
Row A has also been quilted. Now remember, when I sewed the left side triangles together, I reversed the placement so the top triangle 1 is on the bottom of the row and the bottom triangle 13 is on the top.
Left side triangle 13. I appliqued circles instead of ovals.
Row A blocks 1, 2 and 3.
I think you all are caught up now with what I’ve been doing for the past several weeks. Linking to Esther’s Wednesday Wow, Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts and Quilt Story.